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Discussion in 'United States' started by JBZvolunteer, 23 May 2012.

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    The zoo has been very busy getting ready for memorial day weekend. Last week they finished the new spider monkey exhibit and this week they have almost finished a new exhibit for their crested celebes macaque. They also hope to move Wallace the hippo into his new exhibit.
     
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    Wallace the hippo was put into his new outdoor exhibit today.
     
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    The zoo recieved a special tribute from governor snyder at a town hall meeting tonight. They are also trying to find a new mate for their black backed jackal along with currently working at acquiring a female chimp.
     
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    The zoo welcomed a baby striped hyena on saturday.
     
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    The zoo so far this summer has welcomed the births of a baby olive baboon (Gavin), a mouflon lamb, and various farm animals. They are also working with the state government to help Michigan be the first state in the nation with an animal abuse registry. They have put Wallace the hippo in his summer exhibit recently. Here is a video of him romping around in his pond.

     
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    TheDeYoung Family Zoo has now received a young caracal. This brings the number of cat species at the zoo to 10.
     
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    Towards the end of summer the zoo recieved a a young female baboon to pair up with Gavin the male baby this year, and finished a new Grizzly bear exhibit.
     
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    Website only lists seven:
    tiger
    lion
    cougar
    lynx (Canada it looks like)
    leopard
    serval
    bobcat

    If they have caracal (not on website) that makes eight. What are the other two?
     
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    I was counting the fact that they had amur and malayan tigers along with generic tigers.
     
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    The zoo has a red kangaroo joey that is starting to stick it's head out of the pouch. They also have two Meishon piglets that were born three weeks back. This weeks "Untamed Tuesday" TV spot features Momo the Common Marmoset.

    Mo Mo the Marmoset on NBC26 Today - www.nbc26.com
     
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    The zoo has anounced they will delay opening until late April due to weather.
     
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    The zoo is gearing up for summer with the arrival of a brown bear cub from another institution. They are also expecting the births of wolves(grey or artic) and hyenas(striped or spotted) in the next few weeks.
     
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    The zoo has recently welcomed the birth of a black backed jackal pup!
     
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    It has been an exciting week for the zoo this week. The zoo opened for the season today and they recieved the first copies of the owners autobiography in the mail in the beginning of the week.
     
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